Spicy Toasted Chickpeas


Adapted from Jess at the Inquiring Chef

2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 can or 2 cups of cooked chickpeas, drained
1/2 tsp lime zest
Vegetable oil for cooking


Mix the first 6 ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

Pour enough vegetable oil in a medium sized saute pan to coat the bottom. Heat over medium heat until the oil starts to shimmer. Carefully add the chickpeas to the oil and saute for 5 minutes until they turn golden brown. With a slotted spoon transfer chickpeas to a paper towel lined plate. Allow to cool for one minute then transfer to bowl with the spice mixture and toss to coat. Add lime zest and serve immediately.

This recipe is courtesy Liz at Inspired By The Seasons.